TABLE 3-8 Serious Motor Vehicle-Related Injuries by Type: 2003

TABLE 3-8 Serious Motor Vehicle-Related Injuries by Type: 2003

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Type Total number of injuries Number of serious injuries Percentage serious
Vehicle occupants 3,323,139 242,642 7.3
Motorcycle occupants 133,420 26,584 19.9
Pedalcyclists 58,925 7,550 12.8
Pedestrians 126,768 22,475 17.7

NOTES: A serious injury is one in which the victim was either hospitalized or treated and transferred to another facility, was dead on arrival, or died in the emergency room. A pedalcyclist is a person on a vehicle that is powered solely by pedals. Data are the share of injuries that were serious for one person type (e.g., the share of seriously injured pedestrians of all injured pedestrians).

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, calculations based on data from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, March 2005.